Reasons to Hire a Runner

There are plenty of reasons to date a runner (see here, here, and here), but a lot of us are happily married. However, being a runner and marathoner is one of the first things I mention in job interviews. Why? Because that one simple fact can tell your potential employer a lot about yourself. Most runners embody a lot of traits of great employees. Here are just a few of the reasons employers should hire more runners: Continue reading “Reasons to Hire a Runner”

Hanson Method, Week 4, April 23-29

I know, I know, I haven’t been keeping up with this post series. I have a good excuse, I ran a marathon and had to deviate from the plan for 2 weeks. But now, I’m back! This week was still mostly a recovery week from Blue Ridge, but it was kind of a Hanson week. Going forward, these will be much more exciting.  Continue reading “Hanson Method, Week 4, April 23-29”

59th Annual RRCA National Convention

Wow, what a whirlwind of a week! I’m still trying to catch up from being gone this past weekend, but it’s completely worth it for the time I got to spend at the Annual RRCA Convention this past weekend. I am so thankful to the Lynchburg Road Runners Club for letting the Marketing Committee go. We had a blast and learned a ton! Here’s a little recap of our weekend in “the Big D”. Continue reading “59th Annual RRCA National Convention”

Running to Give Back

With Spring right around the corner, there are so many races popping up on my calendar! While trying to decide which ones to add to my list this racing season, it really got me thinking about what got me running back in 2013. I think there are 3 main reasons: fitness, friends, and giving back. Races aren’t all about setting new PRs or placing in your age group. Sometimes, they’re about the cause you support. Here’s a few of the highlights along my running journey so far, how they’ve inspired me, and how I have been able to give back.  Continue reading “Running to Give Back”

Blue Ridge Marathon Training Check-In, 2 Months to Go!

When I last checked in, I was about to run in a snow storm. This weekend, it’s 65 degrees and sunny. I keep checking the calendar to make sure it’s still February! I’m not complaining, though since this means more training in possible race day conditions.  Continue reading “Blue Ridge Marathon Training Check-In, 2 Months to Go!”